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Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2014 - 01:51pm PT
We wanted it to be high and not claustrophobic so it is tied into the roof with some metal "sleds" that are lagged into the existing rafters right through the roof. Drop the matching angle pergola rafters into the sleds and bolt them in. It ought to hold up.... It helps that the roof is new, since it will be some trouble to re-roof in the future. Not a huge deal, but a little extra work for sure when that time comes.

I guess it all depends on how high your fascia is as to where the normal tie in might be. Lots of joist hangers right on the front of the fascia is pretty standard, as is a ledger board underneath. Out here on the sand, we see it all...
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 27, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
When's the building inspector showing up?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:02pm PT
^^^^^

I am the building inspector.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:31pm PT
Are your pergola column anchors all the same, and what did you use?

I see that one is in a new concrete footing, but I'm assuming the ones on the existing slab are just bolted to the slab?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 27, 2014 - 05:48pm PT
Well, hell.

I'm asking for advice.

How do you tie together the cap on an octagonal wooden roof when it ends in a cupola, at a single point?

The shingles for the cap need to intersect.

Do I let one run proud and cut the other to match? What about the change of plane when the coursing of shingles ends right at the peak?

It's within my grasp, and I'll figure it out, but if someone has a good way to do it you'd be doing me a huge favor in telling me.

Also, there will be five inches of lead descending from the peak, so those five inches are invisible.

I've currently got ten inches to the weather.

If it helps I've got photos.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 06:49pm PT
Brandon, when I built my timber-framed mini-monument to Brunelleschi I had the same problem which I had to solve with metal straps over the top. Not pretty but between you, me, and the shingles nobody knows.

Oh, and don't be bragging about yer ten inches on this thread cause we ain't impressed here.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
You strapped the top course to flex it to the contour of the peak?

I'm not willing to do that, but it's a good idea.

I'm really at a loss. I might fir out the peak with appropriately dimensioned shakes, just to give myself positive nailing, but it might mess up the look. Not sure.

Time constraints make this project stressful. I'm the new guy and I'm in the lead on the job. Gotta make it work one way or another.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
I might have misunderstood you. This was my problem...
I was able to cut tenons and mortises but no way to secure them.
Credit: Reilly

My momma gonna be happy when she gets home tonight, the handrail is done
but for plugging and oiling...
Credit: Reilly

Did I mention I love chiseling mortises? This railing ain't gonna budge.
Credit: Reilly
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
Brandon, just keep on planing those shakes Man!

Seriously keep working up but you'll get to a point where everything wants to overlap at the very top. This is the tricky bit.
Plane your last course (or 2) so they meet edge to edge but don't overlap. Also, make adjustment so this last course is just barely under the edge of the metal.
Should take care of it.

Got pix?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
I had that problem too but I made a one piece copper cap that I just stuck
on with silicone. I'm all about easy. Okay, the one piece copper cap
wasn't real easy but it is way waterproof and looks good. You could make one
in a few hours if you can find sheet copper. Just make a paper origami
model, fold 'er up and solder away.

Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Are your pergola column anchors all the same, and what did you use?

I see that one is in a new concrete footing, but I'm assuming the ones on the existing slab are just bolted to the slab?

Pretty much all the same... those swanky ones from Simpson.. Stimson... Jimson....??? We used 4 x 6 uprights uh coz they are cheap compared to the 6 x 6 rigs.

They bolt to the slab flush with 1/2" bolts and the new concrete one has a low hanging cage that you can tie some bar into if you want and sink it into the new pier. Easy peasy.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
Dude yer knot a bad carpenter.

Step back, relax and take a deep breath. Through the bong.

There now, feeling better already eh?


I think you've got this, just worrying about the end result as I often do towards the end of a project.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jan 28, 2014 - 12:11am PT
What we got here is a literally multi-minute project well underway. As many as three boards glued onto yet a fourth board. Early days, as there are upwards of two operations remaining to turn this into a hangboard. Edge, email me for pointers.

Credit: murcy

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 28, 2014 - 12:22am PT
Your clamping is troubled. Those pipe clamps should be oriented differently. I hope you put cellophane on the battens with the glue squeezing out from.

Not a big deal though, that's why there's chisels and sand paper. Any woodworking project is a proud endeavor and what you've got going on is something unique and super special.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 28, 2014 - 12:28am PT
Murcy, it's hard to tell from the pic on my phone, but are you gluing four campus style rungs of different thickness to a plywood backer?
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jan 28, 2014 - 12:38am PT
Jim, the clamps are fine, and the glue will scrape off. Edge, it's three @ 20mm, 16mm, and 14mm, onto a pine panel which is the underside of an old pull-out cutting board that I replaced with maple. I think the rungs are bubinga, left from an old coffee table project.

. . .

Finished:

Credit: murcy

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 28, 2014 - 01:13am PT
Cool project murcy,

The only reason I posted was to hopefully help.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 28, 2014 - 01:35am PT
Cod Drying Rack, crackin me up Reilly. Nice job there Wallings.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 28, 2014 - 02:30am PT
built a winding machine,

now building an audio transformer for a vacuum tube based DI box for bass,

any questions? comments? complaints?

take em to the front desk.



Credit: Dr.Sprock

pyrosis

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 28, 2014 - 08:34am PT
Credit: pyrosis
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